Priced from £13,750
The new Mini Once Hatch is now on sale priced from £13,750. It is instantly recognisable even though it is completely new from the ground up. It is in fact more spacious than before and also safer. It features significant improvements in technology, engine efficiency and power delivery, driving dynamics, quality and of course personalisation.
The new Mini is the first car in its segment to offer the option of LED headlamps for both dipped and main beam. They are surrounded by an LED daylight driving ring, the lower section of which reaches down to the white turn indicators. The rear light clusters also feature an all-LED design. There is five new exterior colours added to Mini’s already extensive palette, while the roof and exterior mirror caps can be finished in a contrasting colour, black or white, as a no-cost option. Roof rails are available for the new Mini for the first time plus individual style can be added when including black or white bonnet stripes.
The interior offers a choice of fabric or leather finishes, or a combination of both. It is certainly more spacious than before and also easier than ever for rear seat passengers to gain access to the back. The rear bench seat back can be split 60:40 and for even greater practicality, the optional storage package includes a luggage compartment floor which can be locked into place at various points. The boot volume has been increased by more than thirty per cent to 211 litres and there are numerous cup holders and storage facilities to make life easier for occupants.
The new Mini Hatch features a range of three entirely new engines, each featuring Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology to increase driving fun and improve environmental efficiency. The trio all offer improved performance figures, with maximum power across all three variants produced lower down the rev range, while fuel consumption and emission levels have been reduced by as much as 27 per cent when compared to their predecessor models. All meet the stringent EU6 exhaust emissions criteria.
The new Mini Cooper Hatch and Mini Cooper D Hatch ride boast 15-inch forged light alloy wheels, which have low weight and excellent aerodynamics. The Mini Cooper S Hatch is fitted with 16-inch light alloy wheels as standard. Rims up to 18 inches in diameter are available as optional extras. The increased standard specification on the new Mini includes electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, air-conditioning, door sill cover strips with a model-specific inscription, front fog lamps, onboard computer, Mini Radio including aux-in, USB interface and Bluetooth. These can be supplemented with a range of desirable options for comfort, convenience, additional functionality and customisation. They include two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, panoramic glass roof, visibility package including windscreen heating, rain sensor and automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel. Other options include Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, and both interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function.